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A scoping review of return to work decision-making and experiences of breast cancer survivors in Korea

Authors
 Kate J Sohn  ;  Sun-Young Park  ;  Sue Kim 
Citation
 SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, Vol.29(4) : 1741-1751, 2021-04 
Journal Title
SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER
ISSN
 0941-4355 
Issue Date
2021-04
MeSH
Breast Neoplasms / psychology* ; Cancer Survivors / psychology* ; Female ; Humans ; Republic of Korea ; Return to Work / psychology*
Keywords
Breast neoplasms ; Cancer survivorship ; Literature review ; Return to work ; Scoping review
Abstract
Purpose: Return to work (RTW) is an important component of cancer survivorship for individual rehabilitation and economic development. The focus of prior research on cancer survivor RTW has generally been on Western and general cancer populations. There is a need to examine the existing research on RTW decisions and experiences in Korean breast cancer survivors (BCS).

Methods: This scoping review followed the framework of Arksey and O'Malley, which consisted of identifying the research question, discovering and selecting studies, charting data, analyzing results, and incorporating expert consultations. Quality assessments and a thematic map were included.

Results: Out of 863 original articles found in the literature search, 8 articles met the inclusion criteria. Majority were published in the past 5 years. The scope of the field, socio-demographic and clinical associations, and factors associated with RTW decision-making and experiences were reported. In the thematic analysis, 4 main categories were derived.

Conclusions: Future research needs to be conducted on effective RTW interventions targeting various educational backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and job types. More institutional and social support would encourage more successful RTW through educational awareness, financial assistance, and workplace accommodations. Future studies should focus on interdisciplinary RTW efforts with multiple stakeholders.

Implication for cancer survivors: BCS need programs that include social support, individual coping strategies, reliable RTW information, physical rehabilitation, vocational counseling, workplace allowances, and psychological support. More support should be provided through extending the work law and engaging employers. If they desire to resume working, BCS should be fully supported with RTW specific resources.
Full Text
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00520-020-05817-y
DOI
10.1007/s00520-020-05817-y
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Sue(김수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3785-2445
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/184069
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